For Shareef, having freedom was his number one priority from childhood…
I always wanted to do what my heart was saying, not what I had to do. I was, and still am, a dreamer, and fascinated doing something that others are afraid of. In the pursuit of my dream, I worked at thirteen different jobs after completing my education but never liked any of them.
In 1990, I set a mission to discover my ideal career and joined a network marketing company called NSA. I realised very quickly that this kind of business suits me best because I could be my own boss. I worked very hard and within a year my income quadrupled. However, I couldn’t continue because their products weren’t consumable, but a seed of passion was embedded in my heart and mind for network marketing.
I got married in 1994 and shared this conviction with my wife. She was amazed and said, “I will pray for you to find a good company.” In August 1997 she had a dream and told me the next morning that soon I would find my ideal career. Within a few days, one of my friends, whom I hadn’t seen for a long time, knocked on my door. I humbly welcomed him and as soon as he sat on the sofa, he took out a folder to do a presentation. I didn’t allow him to, but instead, I grabbed his folder and after ten minutes of going through it I asked him, “How can I join?” I completed the application form straight away and went to the London Product Centre to get my Touch of Forever business box. I stayed awake all night and went through all the products and literature with lots of excitement.
The next morning, I phoned my previous boss to say goodbye. He was very angry. Although I understood his anger, at the same time I had no other option because I knew I had my dream in my hands – I couldn’t let it go. Since then I have never looked back even though I had serious financial hardship for the first six months.
I worked not just full time but overtime as well. My wife felt a bit left out and asked, “Do I need to make an appointment in your dairy these days just to talk to you?” Without reacting, I just smiled; I knew what I was doing. Two years after I joined Forever, I achieved Soaring Manager and bought the house of her dreams. Ever since then we are always together and have six wonderful children – all thanks to Forever.
I am a spiritual person and believe in a creator who has guided me to this wonderful life. Rex’s passion, vision, mission and attitude always inspires me. I cannot pay enough gratitude and respect to him. Thanks to Forever’s products, my health and wellbeing have benefited, I have financial freedom, I have travelled the world and made thousands of friends globally. Most importantly, I have become the person I always wanted to be.
I love everyone in my team and want them to attain even greater success. My next goal is to become a Diamond Manager within the next five years